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The Boy With The Top Knot

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GetHappy Mon 13-Nov-17 18:07:23

Will anyone be watching?

skillsandtea Mon 13-Nov-17 20:15:45

Yes, can’t wait! Only just read the book and loved it.

GetHappy Mon 13-Nov-17 20:35:32

Oh good. I haven’t read book but looking forward to this

JustDanceAddict Mon 13-Nov-17 21:15:02

Just put it on, looks really good. Didn’t know it was a book.

GetHappy Mon 13-Nov-17 21:18:10

Good watch so far

Backingvocals Mon 13-Nov-17 21:19:36

Watching. Loved the book. Love Sathnam. Like it so far, although the London interiors are a bit too glossy.

eddiemairswife Mon 13-Nov-17 21:33:41

Lovely book. Everyone living and working in Wolverhampton should read it. Not quite sure where the leafy glade he and his dad were walking through is.

Girliefriendlikesflowers Mon 13-Nov-17 21:35:45

Watching, good so far....

Hepzibar Mon 13-Nov-17 22:01:02

Hooked. Finding it very interesting, my colleague is Indian and in a similar situation. Hard to understand but this gives an insight into her struggle.

Girliefriendlikesflowers Mon 13-Nov-17 22:34:00

I really enjoyed that, will look out for the book as well.

Trailedanderror Mon 13-Nov-17 22:36:17

It's very thoughtful.

Trailedanderror Mon 13-Nov-17 22:37:21

(I paused it, so still watching)

Backingvocals Mon 13-Nov-17 22:41:20

loved it. How tough things were for his mum. Loved how she was determined not to understand about the girlfriend...

Also the mixed heritage - George Michael, Kylie, chocolate bars.

TheRollingCrone Mon 13-Nov-17 23:40:23

Cried my eyes out. I know the little boy who played young Sathnam so have been waiting - what a brilliant portrayal of family secrets, interracial relationships and properly growing up!
Still feel tearful. Loved it

thaikunyum Mon 13-Nov-17 23:42:10

Absolutely loved it. Seem to be finding lots of British stuff I really like nowadays and I can relate loads more to it than glossy American shit.

Braveanddifferent Mon 13-Nov-17 23:45:08

Lovwd it, went to Uni in Wolverhampton and felt quite nostalgic.

maras2 Tue 14-Nov-17 00:05:00

Loved it.
Great acting,I think there may be a BAFTA or two coming.

Slartybartfast Tue 14-Nov-17 21:08:02

Sounds like a good recommendation

YouthsAStuffWillNotEndure Wed 15-Nov-17 19:50:49

I have not read the book which I suppose might be why it seemed underwritten to me - also a little slow. And the ending with the girlfriend felt out of place & tacked on, taking the focus away from his words about his family.

Polarbearflavour Thu 16-Nov-17 19:58:41

I liked it. It was very close to home though (about a previous relationship) and I miss some Punjabi culture. Quite sad.

But I liked that ending. Mine wasn’t a happy ending.

Slartybartfast Thu 16-Nov-17 21:51:22

It was a good watch

Slartybartfast Thu 16-Nov-17 22:00:41

The Boy With the Topknot – top notch with a dash of schmaltz

www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/nov/13/the-boy-with-topknot-review-top-notch-dash-of-schmaltz?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard

Slartybartfast Thu 16-Nov-17 22:01:16

Agree with the corny comment though

eddiemairswife Thu 16-Nov-17 22:35:13

I live there. Taught at a primary school where over 90% of our intake came from the local Asian community, and when I read the book a few years ago was bowled over by the familiarity of the background that the majority of our children came from. I was gripped by the TV production, especially by the portrayal of his mother. She deserves an award.

DorothyHarris Fri 17-Nov-17 07:43:23

I thought this was great, the best thing I've watched on the telly for a while. Sacha Dhawan was great in it I really felt for him the whole time.

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